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WETA
Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm EST
with him. he's the second high-level executive to leave a technology giant in as many weeks. the head of apple's iphone software unit left in a management shake-up late last month. >> susie: want more evidence that a housing recovery is under way? look no further than home depot's latest earnings report. the home improvement chain released positive third quarter earnings, but it's the company's outlook for the future that is getting the most attention. erika miller reports. ( hammering ) >> reporter: you could say home depot "nailed it," reporting better than expected third quarter earnings. profits rose 23% from a year ago to 74 cents a share. revenues were up nearly 5%. and, remember, the latest results don't even include the sales lift from superstorm sandy. home depot also raised its profit outlook for the year. if housing continues to improve, experts say it's a bullish sign for the rest of the economy. >> now, as we start to see residential investment recovery, that should help other sectors of the economy through demand for building materials, through more demand for other
PBS
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm PST
sector was down another 1.4%. technology has been particular weak in this recent market sell- off. new product launches from apple and microsoft have not been enough to erase worries about consumer and company spending on technology. the sector exchange traded tells the story-- it fell 1.4% today at a three and a half month low. internet networking gear maker cisco systems was among those leading the way lower. it fell 2.2%. cisco is due to report earnings next week, giving investors a peak into its turnaround effort and corporate tech spending. the holiday sales may be starting earlier than ever this year, but some retailers, they've seen investor sales hit their stock prices. kohl's and coach target different types of shoppers, but both suffered stock drops. coach fell 5.3%. coach's business has been helped by its stores in china. a new set of communist leaders are expected to be announced in china in the coming days. meantime, kohl's fell 5.1%, despite better than expected quarterly results. it's holiday forecast was a little shy of expectations. consumer giant disney can credi
PBS
Nov 7, 2012 6:30pm PST
financial sector falling 3.5%, the energy sector dropped 3.1%, and technology was under pressure again, down 2.8%. big banking stocks, bank of america and j.p. morgan, were the top losers among dow jones industrial stocks. bank of america saw heavy selling, down 7.1%. volume was very heavy with more than 285 million shares. j.p. morgan dropped 5.6% on more than double its usual volume. within the broader financial sector, investment bank morgan stanley led the losers, falling 8.6%. this is a six week low. analysts point to the threat of financial regulation, europe and the fiscal cliff for areas of concern for the financial industry. in energy, it was coal stocks driving the selling. coal shares had staged a small rally in recent weeks, showing some optimism regarding mitt romney's presidential campaign. but with president obama's re- election, coal companies sold off. arch coal was down 12.5%. alpha natural resources dropped 12.2%. peabody energy shed 9.6%. the industry may see more clean air regulations in president obama's second term, hurting demand. healthcare was also in focus to
PBS
Nov 13, 2012 1:00am PST
technology firms build for instance disk drives in thailand. when thai experienced severe flooding those western companies got hit. what is attractive about thailand for long-term investors? >> it's mainly political to begin with. as you know they went through a lot of political turmoil. you had the red shirts, the yellow shirts, fighting on the streets of bangkok and so forth but they have a fufl foundation for political stability which is very good. and also they have a very diversified economy. >> we'll continue talking with mark mobius tomorrow, china's communist party selects a new set of leaders this week. we will talk about how this change in power could impact china's economic relationship with america, and american investors. >> reporter: i'm sylvia hall in washington- still ahead, u.s. borrowers owe more than $1 trillion in student loan debt. so could helping them pay it down be a $1 trillion industry? i'll introduce you to some entrepreneurs who think so. >> susie: besides the fiscal cliff, investors and traders on wall street were talking about some merger news today. leucadi
PBS
Nov 9, 2012 4:30pm PST
did come in a little better than expected and that goes to the technology that we've been able to develop-- that our scientists have been able to put into seeds. >> reporter: still the summer drought was devastating. the government expects the u.s. corn crop will be about 13% smaller than last year's and the soybean crop could be about 4% smaller. scoville also worries the weather problems that plagued the u.s. will spread to other regions. >> there is still uncertainty as to how the south american situation will turn out. we have had a very delayed planting season down in argentina and southern brazil and there is a chance we could lose some acres there and have them go over to beans. >> the gernment won't have the final tally on this year's crop until january. but, scoville thinks prices for all grains could remain high until at least the middle of next year because supplies are abnormally tight. >> tom: the words apple and bear market rarely appear in the same sentence. but the tech giant's stock is officially in bear market territory. while the stock gained nearly 2% today, it
WETA
Nov 16, 2012 6:30pm EST
through technology, the retailer wasn't bring us that product. it was just a distribution mechanism that somebody could do cheaper. >> susie: jeff i'm going to have to leave it there with you. i'm sure americans everywhere are hoping twinkies will be one of the success stories you just talked about. jeffrey sonnenfeld of yale university. >> tom: two people are missing and about a dozen are injured after an explosion today on a black elk energy oil and gas platform, according to the u.s. coast guard. a fire started when sparks from a torch hit a storage tank on the platform. the platform is located in shallow water about 25 miles off the coast of grand isle louisiana. the houston-based company says about 16 barrels of oil leaked and that it was not producing oil or gas when the fire started. last month black elk announce plans to start drilling about 20 new wells in the gulf of mexico. >> susie: j.p. morgan and credit suisse will pay more than $400 million combined to settle claims stemming from mortgage bonds gone bad. the securities and exchange commission accused the two of mis-le
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